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Judge says Washington state cyberstalking law violates free speech

Washington was one of the first states to fight cyberstalking through legislation, but it may have to rethink its approach. A federal judge has blocked the state’s 2004 law after ruling that a key provision violated First Amendment protections for f…

Steam now supports NextVR’s virtual reality broadcasts

NextVR has finally arrived on Steam, giving more people access to its virtual reality sports and entertainment broadcasts. The program offers NBA, NHL and ICC soccer games, as well as WWE matches, concerts and stand-up comedy shows, which are …

Instagram code hints at Pinterest-style public collections

Instagram hasn’t been shy about borrowing a page from Pinterest’s book through its Collections feature, and it might be ready to take things a step further. Software sleuth Jane Manchun Wong has discovered that Instagram for Android includes hidden…

Microsoft workers demand end to HoloLens contract with US Army

You can add Microsoft to the growing list of companies whose staff are objecting to the use of their technology for some military purposes. A group of Microsoft workers has published an open letter to CEO Satya Nadella and legal chief Brad Sm…

BioWare outlines the next few months of ‘Anthem’

Now that Anthem is available to everyone, there’s an obvious question: what comes next? Not surprisingly, BioWare is ready to shed light on the future of its shared-world shooter. The studio has published a 90-day roadmap that shows plans for both mo…

Recommended Reading: The smartwatch EKG


Smartwatches are changing the purpose of the EKG
Andrew Bomback and Michelle Au,
The Atlantic

Devices like the Apple Watch and other wearables now offer access to an EKG on your wrist. What was once reserved for a hospital or doctor’s office can n…

Samsung Galaxy S10+: What’s great and what’s not (so far)

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 family was only announced a few days ago, but we got one just in time to bring along to Barcelona. It’s a beautiful device, and clearly represents Samsung at the peak of its smartphone-building prowess, but there’s a bigger quest…

A look back at Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup

Earlier this week, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S10 (and S10+), the company’s latest and greatest Android flagship. Somewhat obviously, the S10 is also the tenth-generation Galaxy S, which means it’s been ten years since the very first Gal…

Why can’t all set-top boxes be as stylish as the Freebox Delta?

It might seem strange to do a deep-dive of an internet and TV set-top box, let alone one that you can’t have in the United States. But the Freebox Delta from French carrier Free, equipped with Devialet speakers, is so strange, stylish and interesting…

Ask Engadget: Do I need a ray-tracing GPU?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we’ve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac…